[pct-l] David Hough's bandana

Thomas Jamrog balrog at midcoast.com
Thu Apr 30 12:10:25 CDT 2009

Isn't everyone a section hiker at this stage of the 2009 game?   I  
have always held that we're all section hikers until we take that very  
last step and complete it all in one sweep.

Uncle Tom
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On Apr 30, 2009, at 12:58 PM, Jackie McDonnell wrote:

> The bandanas are a gift from the PCT Class of 2002 to current year  
> hikers,
> section or thru.  A section hiker is a person who hikes at least one  
> full
> section this year.  Current year hikers who register for the Kick Off
> received their bandana when they checked in at the registration desk.
> Current year hikers who were unable or unwilling to attend the Kick  
> Off can
> pick up a bandana from our super-secret back-up supply at the  
> Saufleys.
> Non-current year hikers were able to obtain a bandana at the Kick  
> Off for $5
> each.
> We (the Class of 2002) made 708 bandanas.  The majority of those were
> distributed at the Kick Off, some as gifts, some for $5 each.  I just
> checked the "Who Registered" page for this year's Kick Off.  I  
> noticed you
> did not register.  By Saturday, we noticed that the bandana suply was
> rapidly dwindling.  We counted the number of registered hikers who  
> still had
> not checked in, and we counted our bandanas.  We tried to save enough
> bandanas for the registered hikers.  Since you did not register (and  
> we know
> that you know registration is required for this event), we did not  
> know to
> save a bandana for you on Saturday.  We had no way to know you would  
> be
> there.  The vast majority of 2009 hikers did receive a bandana.   
> After all
> the 2009 bandanas were given out, we offered 2008 and 2007 bandanas  
> which
> were left over from previous years.
> Your statement "As a mere section hiker I was not allowed to  
> purchase a
> yellow bandana, even for ready cash" is misleading and untrue.   
> Honestly we
> don't care if you are a section hiker, chunk hiker, or thru hiker.   
> If you
> are a current year hiker, you are a current year hiker.  For you to  
> imply
> that we consider section hikers to be "mere hikers" is untrue.  But  
> you know
> this.  You have been part of the community long enough to know  
> this.  If you
> had registered for the Kick Off (which you also know you're supposed  
> to do),
> you would have received a bandana at the event.
> You can still get one when you hike through Agua Dulce.
> Sincerely,
> The Class of 2002
> On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 8:49 AM, David Hough on pct-l <
> pcnst2001 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> My 2009 ADZPCTKO Saturday photos are not organized yet.
>> But they are unorganizedly at:
>> http://pcnst.oakapple.net/recent/
>> The organization may improve over the next week or so as I have time.
>> Previous years are at
>> http://pcnst.oakapple.net/photo/other-pct/adz/
>> As a mere section hiker I was not allowed to purchase a yellow
>> bandana, even for ready cash, so if yours disappears one night while
>> you sleep, it wasn't me.   So what does a section hiker do with a PCT
>> bandana?
>> http://pcnst.oakapple.net/photo/cc-pct/h/2008-09-21-h02/h9210020.jpg
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